View Charleston SC Beachfront homes, condos, real estate and villas for sale on the ocean. We have a total of five beachfront communities in the Charleston, SC area: Kiawah Island, Seabrook IslandSullivan’s IslandIsle of Palms (Wild Dunes), Pawley’s Island, and Folly Beach. These gorgeous beaches have many stunning ocean front property have luxury custom houses built close enough to the beach you can smell the ocean and hear the seagulls.  Some of the most luxurious real estate in the entire United States can be found on Kiawah Island, and their gated community is the epitome of opulence. Sullivan’s Island a quiet island retreat located close to Mount Pleasant SC and is close enough to dining, shopping, and activities whereas Kiawah and Seabrook Islands are about 45 mins from any sort of convenient access to the attractions Charleston SC is famous for. 

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MLS Listings Data

Total Listings:
130
Average Price:
$1,765,043
Highest Listing Price:
$9,998,500
Average Days On Market:
286
Average Price/Sqft:
$631

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ALL THE BEACH COMMUNITIES OF CHARLESTON SC

 

SULLIVAN’S ISLAND

Sullivan’s Island is probably the area’s most desired public beach communities because it’s not gated, it’s quiet, and it has it’s own little town feeling where you can drive your golf cart around once on the island. Mount Pleasant, the close suburbia town just on the other side of the Ben Sawyer bridge is close enough that the home owners of Sullivan’s Island can get off the island for a night on the town, bite to eat at a nice restaurant, see a movie, or go shopping without any hassle. Prices for homes on Sullivan’s island start in the $500’s for a small virtually never available condo to well over $5 Million for beachfront homes on Sullivan’s Island or waterfront property. Don’t get too excited as there are only a few condos on the entire island. Once considered one of the most expensive per capita places to live in the U.S., Sullivan’s Island homes rarely come to market because the demand is so high, and thus property values remain high, and oceanfront homes usually only total a few at most on the market at any given time.

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ISLE OF PALMS / WILD DUNES RESORT SC

Isle of Palms SC, or I.O.P as the locals call it has been a favorite for vacationers since the island was developed in the 80’s. Home to the very well known and beloved Wild Dunes Resort, the Isle of Palms has a nice public beach with parking for most, 5 nice restaurants, hotels, shops, bars, and beach time fun. Just at the end of the apply named Isle of Palms connector the island splits into two sides, and at the end of the left side is Wild Dunes, and on the right is more of the island with the bridge to Sullivan’s Island at the end. Oceanfront homes on Isle of Palms SC start over $1 Million as you can imagine and go up to over $3 Million. There are beachfront condos on Isle of Palms as well on the island however most of them exist inside the gates of the Wild Dunes resort. As one can guess beachfront homes in Wild Dunes cost more than those outside the resort.

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FOLLY BEACH SC

Considered to be the most fun, current, less family oriented and “party type” of the beach communities in Charleston, Folly Beach offers all the fun and excitement you could want. Located just at the end of Folly road down that runs through James Island, Folly Beach is what some call the “Myrtle Beach” of Charleston. Real estate is more affordable on Folly Beach than the other beach communities, and luckily that means so are the beachfront homes on Folly. There are many condos to choose from on Folly Beach and a few beachfront condos on Folly Beach that occasionally be offered below $500,000. Folly Beach is home to the “washout”, the place where local surfer congregate when the waves are favorable. There are a few nice restaurants on Folly, and a handful of “drinking holes” that locals love to frequent.

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KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT

If you haven’t ever been to Kiawah Island I suggest you at least visit once in your life as it truly is one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever see. So it’s no wonder that there are many celebrities that own homes  in the luxury gated resort community of Kiawah. Beachfront homes on Kiawah can start as high as $5 Million, and so can a lot without a home built. Just like you’d expect there are condos on such a palatial resort too, and luckily the beachfront condos on Kiawah are more affordable. There are pricey costs associated with buying homes on Kiawah Island that one must consider if you aren’t used to owning in a high-end luxury environment. With this being one of the United States most exclusive gated communities there are fees, and dues that aren’t standard in a traditional neighborhood.

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SEABROOK ISLAND

Considered the “sister” of Kiawah, Seabrook Island is right next to Kiawah and is also a gated private community that offers two golf courses, tennis courts, stunning beaches, club facilities, and more. Comprised of more regular full time residents than it’s sister island, Seabrook is considerably more affordable, but doesn’t offer quite as much luxury as Kiawah, but unlike Kiawah, Seabrook Island has true deep waterfront homes. The club membership on Seabrook Island are also more affordable and offer oceanfront pools, dining, and is home to the only full service beach community equestrian center, but it is required here, whereas on Kiawah they are not. Seabrook like Kiawah Island has condos & villas in addition to beachfront homes

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EDISTO ISLAND BEACH

The furthest away from Charleston, Edisto is between Hilton Head and Charleston. It’s the least developed, and more quiet of all the SC beach communities, and still offers owners a nice standard of living for the coastal lifestyle. Also, the most affordable of the “Charleston” beachfront communities, Edisto beachfront homes won’t provide their residents much in the way of entertainment or activities other than standard water associated things such as boating, fishing, crabbing, etc. Edisto Island is a much smaller beach and waterfront community similar to Beaufort SC (but with a real beach). 

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